I love reading of your Christmas plans! I hope they all turn out as well as you hope and give you lasting memories.
I spent this morning getting a CT scan so I won't ruin your Christmas with details. On January 7th I'll have one of those lovely procedures where they jam a firehose down your throat and try to choke you to death. I am praying fervently for Jesus to come back before then.
I have tons of stuff from the grocery store to make cookies, fudge, pies, cakes, etc but haven't made a thing yet. Our son Johnny and his wife Susan will be here for a couple of days after Christmas so I'm going to con her into baking some things for us. I did order some Christmas candy from Williams Sonoma and Crate and Barrel so that will get us through the holidays if nothing else does.
Our boys are at their mother's but will be here Christmas afternoon for the rest of their vacation.
Tim is playing his guitar and singing at the Christmas service tonight and I want so much to go. I can't tell you how much God is doing in his life. I had been praying specifically for a good male friend for Tim for months and God provided wonderfully. He is a devout Christian, a woodworker with his own professional shop, who attends Tim's church. Tim is working part time for him, making furniture, but also designing and making the most beautiful guitars you ever saw! He just sold one for $2800. He's so meticulous in his work. The church will add hours to his work schedule for them after Christmas, too, so things are looking good. He and his fiance broke up and I guess it's a good thing. She wanted so much more from him that he was able to give and was disturbed that he spends so much free time with his boys. When she found out he would be working every Sunday at the church planning the services, leaving less time for him to drive to Atlanta to see her, she said that if she couldn't be everything to Tim, she didn't want to be anything. I'm so glad they settled this before they were married rather than after.
Merry Christmas to all of you on the Porch! Please keep me in your prayers. I need a healing touch from the Lord.
"O Jesus, Jesus, dearest Lord, forgive me if I say
For very love, thy sacred name, a thousand times a day.
O Jesus, Lord, with me abide; I rest in Thee whate'er betide.
Thy gracious smile is my reward. I love, I love Thee, Lord.